Strong Performance at World Long Distance Tri, Sliabh League Trail Win, Training Update


Hugh Gallagher did the club proud with an outstanding performance at the World Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Ibiza this weekend. Hugh finished a fantastic 33rd overall in the 45-49 age group with an overall time of 7:32:37 – swim 56:01, cycle 3:51:12, and a run of 2:36:08. He wasn’t hanging around for jaffa cakes in transition either with some very impressive moves through the transition areas.

Eamon Kelly crushed it in another race, he’s stacking up the podium finishes in his first year as a 24/7 member. He was home first at the Sliabh Liag Trail in the 13km run/hike with a time of 1:08:09. Eamon is laying down a marker to inspire the rest of the club members as we approach the busy racing season.

Fin Begley also put in a strong performance at Sliabh Liag. She was 13th female home in a time of 1:37:44.

This week’s training schedule:

Monday 6.30/6.45pm: Speed Session on the track at the Aura. Warm up at 6.30pm and on track for 6.45pm sharp.

Wednesday 7pm-8pm: Lane swimming at the Aura. Online booking/paying available on

Thursday 6.45pm – Brick session at Foxhall. Starts at 6.45pm sharp.

Saturday: Two groups for club cycle 8am and 8.30am. 8am group will be 3hrs plus averaging from 26-28kph and faster if you think you’re able. Routes will be posted in advance. 8.30am group, route will be decided when everyone turns up so we can see numbers and abilities. Most recent cycle was 90mins average speed 20 to 24kph.

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